Today’s depressing news roundup
The PI offers this update on the impending Everett fiasco:
The Mariners have offered a contract to free agent Carl Everett, according to one source with knowledge of the negotiations. If it is to his liking, the switch-hitting outfielder/designated hitter could sign with Seattle before the end of the week.
The Seattle Times, which has pretty consistently written that the process is further along than other sources, continues:
Sources say they can be expected to announce later this week they have reached agreement with outfielder/designated hitter Carl Everett on a contract for either one year, or one year plus a club option for 2007.
More from the Times:
As for filling their significant pitching needs, the Mariners have talked with agent Scott Boras about right-hander Kevin Millwood and left-hander Jarrod Washburn, but it seems unlikely they will meet Boras’ expectations of five years for Millwood or three or four years for Washburn.
Scott Elarton’s also a possibility.
Man, this off-season’s getting depressing.